The Valley of Death is a phase in the early stages of science-based innovation when a technology’s continued development is hindered through a lack of funding and support. The SBIR and STTR programs fund a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses across technology areas and markets to stimulate technological innovation. Bice (R-OK)
At least one of my former students, 14, is likely headed for a career in STEM and will be involved with technology in some way as an adult. Out of several young engineers in my parish, one lost his job because there was not enough business. Fortunately, another parishioner was able to help.